McDonough County Health Department

Ticks Prevalent This Time Of Year
4:25 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

McDonough County Identified As Tick-Populated

Ticks are found in forests and areas of tall grass
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People are not the only ones who take advantage of the outdoors in the summer. Ticks flock the many hiking trails, camping grounds, and fishing spots throughout the area.

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Mosquitoes Surveillance
10:04 am
Mon May 19, 2014

West Nile Season Approaches

Areas where West Nile Virus is most prevalent.
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As summer approaches, local health departments are on the lookout for West Nile. They are targeting mosquitoes the main carrier of the deadly virus.

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Affordable Care Act
3:10 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Obamacare: Special Enrollment Period Underway

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The open enrollment period to sign up for health insurance is over. But, many might still be able to register for coverage.

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number of measles cases climb
2:58 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

A Look Inside the Resurgence of Measles

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Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

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Two Confirmed Cases
9:01 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Another Measles Case in McDonough County

The measles virus
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Those who attended a junior high school volleyball game in Bushnell on Tuesday, February 25, might have been exposed to the measles.

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